BBC TV debut for young Wellington actress
WELLINGTON novice actress Katie Montgomerie has landed a plum role on an upcoming television series, Paradise Café.
Katie, 18, leaves for Rarotonga next month to play Rose, a sea ghost, in the series.
Taking drama at college spurred the Keri Keri acting newbie to move to Wellington this year and she is auditioning for a spot at the city’s Toi Whakaari drama school.
Katie has auditioned for countless roles (including one in TV earthquake docu-drama Aftershock) and is thrilled her hard work has finally paid off.
“I went in determined to get the role, and I’ve finally done it.”
The programme is being co-produced by New Zealand’s Gibson Group and the UK Initial company.
The six-week shoot is being filmed at Avalon Studios in Wellington as well as on location in Rarotonga.
The series will premier next year on BBC television in the UK and New Zealand’s TV2.
PICTURE: Katie Montgomerie (right) and co-star Bea Joblin in a publicity picture for the Wellington production of the play Swansong.